Staff Directory

Use our staff directory to help you put a face with a name or scroll down for a complete listing of staff contacts.

Senior Pastor

  • Dr. Jim Baucom  - Senior Pastor

Area Leaders

  • Brett Flanders - Executive Director
  • Donna Groover - Director, HR & Finance
  • Lora Gravatt - Pastor for Family Life
  • Dr. Neal Jones - Pastor Emeritus
  • Butch King - Pastor for Worship, Music & Arts
  • Greg Loewer - Pastor for Missions
  • Eric Reiser - Pastor for Adult Discipleship
  • Nancy Walker - Pastor for Congregational Care

Language Congregations & Multi-sites

  • Emile Antoun - Pastor, Arabic Congregation
  • Aroldo Silva - Pastor, Brazilian Congregation
  • Maria Alfaro - Ministry Associate, Iglesia Bautista Hispana
  • Kerim Meono - Pastor, Comunidad en Crossroads
  • Sammual Choi - Pastor, Korean Congregation
  • Thang Tran - Pastor, Vietnamese Congregation

Ministry Area Staff

  • Melissa Armstrong - Director of Operations
  • Dr. Amy Brereton - Minister to Preschoolers
  • Andrea Ceballos - Interim Bilingual Program Director
  • Kris Clifford - Minister to Students
  • Layci Clifford - Minister to Children
  • Kristin Clifton - Executive Ministry Associate
  • Doug Cook - Food Services Director
  • Rachel Eckard - Ministry Associate, Congr. Care & Missions
  • Sheri Fry - Morning Program Director
  • Doyna Illmer - Inclusion Support Specialist
  • Jennifer King - Guest Ministry Coordinator
  • Pat Larco - Maintenance Engineer
  • Adam Lessard -
  • Michele Lifshen - Studio Artist
  • Sam Maxwell - Ministry Associate, Family Life
  • Seton McIlroy - Communications Coordinator
  • Robyn Miner - Ministry Associate, Adult Discipleship
  • Chico Morales - Lead Custodian
  • Jaclyn Olson - Ministry Associate, CDC
  • Linda Olson - Connections Coordinator
  • Jason Parr - Day Camp Director
  • Curt Pendell - Finance Associate
  • Sandy Perez - Ministry Associate, CDC
  • Luke Polito - Assistant Day Camp Director
  • Bob Prather - Director, Columbia Institute of Fine Arts
  • Buddy Rhodes - Preschool Camp Coordinator
  • Kathy Schafer - Ministry Associate, Worship, Music & Arts
  • Eric Schneiderhan - Director of Student Ministries
  • Jim Wood - Facilities Minister
  • Ashleigh Wykle - Director of Preschool Ministries
Dr. Jim Baucom  - Senior Pastor

Dr. Jim Baucom

Senior Pastor

Dr. Jim Baucom was called as Columbia’s Senior Pastor in 2002, having served a Baptist congregation in Lynchburg, Virginia, for nine years. Wherever he has been, his ministry has involved growing established churches. Jim was born in North Carolina and reared in Virginia, and he holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, a master’s degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has been a leader in state, national, and international Baptist organizations, and a consultant and speaker to numerous non-profit and corporate entities. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Debbie, since 1987, and has two daughters, Marlee and Kelly.
703-534-5700
Brett Flanders - Executive Director

Brett Flanders

Executive Director

ext. 212
Donna Groover - Director, HR & Finance

Donna Groover

Director, HR & Finance

ext. 211
Lora Gravatt - Pastor for Family Life

Lora Gravatt

Pastor for Family Life

ext. 208
Dr. Neal Jones - Pastor Emeritus

Dr. Neal Jones

Pastor Emeritus

980-949-7054
Butch King - Pastor for Worship, Music & Arts

Butch King

Pastor for Worship, Music & Arts

ext. 253
Greg Loewer - Pastor for Missions

Greg Loewer

Pastor for Missions

Additional Title: Host Pastor, Columbia@Crossroads
ext. 262
Eric Reiser - Pastor for Adult Discipleship

Eric Reiser

Pastor for Adult Discipleship

ext. 270
Nancy Walker - Pastor for Congregational Care

Nancy Walker

Pastor for Congregational Care

ext. 266
Emile Antoun - Pastor, Arabic Congregation

Emile Antoun

Pastor, Arabic Congregation

ext. 238
Aroldo Silva - Pastor, Brazilian Congregation

Aroldo Silva

Pastor, Brazilian Congregation

240-372-5997
Maria Alfaro - Ministry Associate, Iglesia Bautista Hispana

Maria Alfaro

Ministry Associate, Iglesia Bautista Hispana

ext. 271
Kerim Meono - Pastor, Comunidad en Crossroads

Kerim Meono

Pastor, Comunidad en Crossroads

Comunidad en Crossroads 703-678-1101
Sammual Choi - Pastor, Korean Congregation

Sammual Choi

Pastor, Korean Congregation

ext. 285
Thang Tran - Pastor, Vietnamese Congregation

Thang Tran

Pastor, Vietnamese Congregation

ext. 274
Melissa Armstrong - Director of Operations

Melissa Armstrong

Director of Operations

Child Development Center ext. 277
Dr. Amy Brereton - Minister to Preschoolers

Dr. Amy Brereton

Minister to Preschoolers

ext. 230
Andrea Ceballos - Interim Bilingual Program Director

Andrea Ceballos

Interim Bilingual Program Director

Child Development Center ext. 290
Kris Clifford - Minister to Students

Kris Clifford

Minister to Students

ext. 267
Layci Clifford - Minister to Children

Layci Clifford

Minister to Children

ext. 367
Kristin Clifton - Executive Ministry Associate

Kristin Clifton

Executive Ministry Associate

ext. 202
Doug Cook - Food Services Director

Doug Cook

Food Services Director

ext. 226
Rachel Eckard - Ministry Associate, Congr. Care & Missions

Rachel Eckard

Ministry Associate, Congr. Care & Missions

ext. 288
Sheri Fry - Morning Program Director

Sheri Fry

Morning Program Director

Child Development Center ext. 292
Doyna Illmer - Inclusion Support Specialist

Doyna Illmer

Inclusion Support Specialist

Child Development Center ext. 290
Jennifer King - Guest Ministry Coordinator

Jennifer King

Guest Ministry Coordinator

ext. 272
Pat Larco - Maintenance Engineer

Pat Larco

Maintenance Engineer

ext. 269
Adam Lessard -

Adam Lessard Instrumental Director

ext. 254
Michele Lifshen - Studio Artist

Michele Lifshen

Studio Artist

Child Development Center 703-534-5739
Sam Maxwell - Ministry Associate, Family Life

Sam Maxwell

Ministry Associate, Family Life

ext. 263
Seton McIlroy - Communications Coordinator

Seton McIlroy

Communications Coordinator

x289
Robyn Miner - Ministry Associate, Adult Discipleship

Robyn Miner

Ministry Associate, Adult Discipleship

ext. 282
Chico Morales - Lead Custodian

Chico Morales

Lead Custodian

Jaclyn Olson - Ministry Associate, CDC

Jaclyn Olson

Ministry Associate, CDC

Child Development Center ext. 278
Linda Olson - Connections Coordinator

Linda Olson

Connections Coordinator

ext. 284
Jason Parr - Day Camp Director

Jason Parr

Day Camp Director

ext. 311
Curt Pendell - Finance Associate

Curt Pendell

Finance Associate

ext. 216
Sandy Perez - Ministry Associate, CDC

Sandy Perez

Ministry Associate, CDC

Child Development Center ext. 291
Luke Polito - Assistant Day Camp Director

Luke Polito

Assistant Day Camp Director

ext. 309
Bob Prather - Director, Columbia Institute of Fine Arts

Bob Prather

Director, Columbia Institute of Fine Arts

ext. 257
Buddy Rhodes - Preschool Camp Coordinator

Buddy Rhodes

Preschool Camp Coordinator

Child Development Center ext. 292
Kathy Schafer - Ministry Associate, Worship, Music & Arts

Kathy Schafer

Ministry Associate, Worship, Music & Arts

ext. 258
Eric Schneiderhan - Director of Student Ministries

Eric Schneiderhan

Director of Student Ministries

ext. 268
Jim Wood - Facilities Minister

Jim Wood

Facilities Minister

x205
Ashleigh Wykle - Director of Preschool Ministries

Ashleigh Wykle

Director of Preschool Ministries

Child Development Center ext. 279

Please click the image of the envelope, ,  to email a staff member.

Main:      703-534-5700
Direct:    703-534-5740, xnnn

Senior Pastor

Dr. James Baucom, Jr., Senior Pastor x203 email

Administration

Brett Flanders, Executive Director x212 email
Donna Groover, Director, HR & Finance x211 email
Kristin Clifton, Executive Ministry Associate x202 email
Curt Pendell, Finance Associate x216 email

Adult Discipleship

Rev. Eric Reiser, Pastor for Adult Discipleship x270 email
Robyn Miner, Ministry Associate x282 email

Communications

Seton McIlroy, Communications Coordinator x289 email
Vacant, AV/IT Manager

Congregational Care

Rev. Nancy Walker, Pastor for Congregational Care x266 email
Rachel Eckard, Ministry Associate x288 email

Connections Ministry

Linda Olson, Connections Coordinator x284 email
Jennifer King, Guest Ministry Coordinator x272 email

Crossroads

Rev. Greg Loewer, Host Pastor, Columbia@Crossroads x262 email

Facilities & Food Services

Jim Wood, Facilities Minister x205 email
Pat Larco, Maintenance Engineer x269 email
Chico Morales, Lead Custodian x221 email
Doug Cook, Food Services Director x226 email

Family Life

Rev. Lora Gravatt, Pastor for Family Life x208 email
Melissa Armstrong, Director of Operations, Child Development Center x277 email
Dr. Amy Brereton, Minister to Preschoolers x230 email
Andrea Ceballos, Interim Bilingual Program Director, Child Development Center x290 email
Kris Clifford, Minister to Students x267 email
Layci Clifford, Minister to Children x367 email
Sheri Fry, Morning Program Director, Child Development Center x292 email
Megan Hunt, Paid Child Care Coordinator email
Doyna Illmer, Inclusion Support Specialist, Child Development Center x290 email
Michele Lifshen, Studio Artist, Child Development Center 703-534-5739
Sam Maxwell, Ministry Associate, Family Life x263 email
Jaclyn Olson, Ministry Associate, Child Development Center x278 email
Jason Parr, Day Camp Director, x311 email
Sandy Perez, Ministry Associate, Child Development Center x291 email
Luke Polito, Assistant Day Camp Director, x309 email
Buddy Rhodes, Preschool Camp Coordinator, Child Development Center x292 email
Eric Schneiderhan, Director of Student Ministries x268 email
Ashleigh Wykle, Director of Preschool Ministries x279 email

Language Congregations

Dr. Emile Antoun, Pastor, Arabic Congregation x238 email
Aroldo Silva, Pastor, Brazilian Congregation 240-372-5997  email
Samuel Choi, Pastor, Korean Congregation 301-294-2757 email
Kerim Meoño, Pastor, Comunidad en Crossroads x239 email
Thang Tran, Pastor, Vietnamese Congregation 703-942-8303 email
Maria Alfaro, Ministry Associate, Iglesia Bautista Hispana x271 email
Vacant, Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Hispana

Missions

Rev. Greg Loewer, Pastor for Missions x262 email
Rachel Eckard, Ministry Associate x288 email

Retreat Center

Brett Flanders, Interim Retreat Center Manager x212 email

Worship, Music & Arts

Butch King, Pastor for Worship, Music and Arts x253 email
Adam Lessard, Instrumental Director x254 email
Bob Prather, Director, Columbia Institute of Fine Arts x257 email
Kathy Schafer, Ministry Associate, x258 email